So, I started this writing push yesterday. Before this week, I was satisfied with writing 30 pages in a week. Between yesterday and today, I’ve written 30 pages. (Okay, 28. But I’ll write 2 more after the Fella turns off Boston Legal in the other room…my office has no door…)
The writing is somehow also organizing the rest of my life. Okay, I haven’t called Frances yet to tell her I traded months with Elmonette for hosting the Art Club lunch, but today, I watered all my plants and moved the bougainvillea and the Christmas cactus back in front of the window. I baked those really, really ripe bananas into oatmeal cookies, and to be fair to the fella, baked him some of the World’s Easiest (and best) Peanut Butter Cookies (gluten free). I even got out of the house for a few minutes.
I had some things that needed to go out in the mail, and after I didn’t freeze when I took out the trash, I tested the ice on the driveway. It was pretty slick, and the street looked slick too, so I decided I’d be safer on foot than trying to drive. So I put on my big coat and my gloves and I walked to the post office. (It’s only 3 blocks.) If I walked on the grass, I had plenty of traction, so I slipped and slid across the streets, kept to the grass the rest of the time, and did just fine.
And now, I have written through the Ordinary World, the Call to Adventure, the Meeting with the (scary) Mentor, the Threshhold Guardian, and my heroine has answered the call and is off on her quest.
Anyway, 15 pages Monday, 13 pages (so far) today.